FILM NOIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN PLENTZIA-BASQUE COUNTRY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1977
Plentzia 48620


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2012: The footprints to the first edition

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2012

Mikrofilm Short Festival opens with great success.

M. HERNÁNDEZ – July 10th 2012

PLENTZIA. Plentzia was covered in black last weekend. The first edition of Mikrofilm Short festival, Spain`s second International film noir Festival was held in the town on Friday and Saturday night and kicked off with rage and large influx, the audience was amazed. “The balance is very positive. For two days the church square was filled with people “, says Gotzon Aurrekoetxea Mikrofilm`s director.

Fifteen short films from many different countries such as Canada, United States or Argentina, were plaied at night, outdoors in the old town`s church square. The jury was formed by Koldo Serra – who has directed the short film Amor de madre and El tren de la bruja , and shot his first feature film Bosque de Sombras (staring Gary Oldman)-, actress Irene Bau and Patxi Urkijo, who is a professor at the Faculty of fine arts in the UPV. The first edition`s 2000€ winner was the young Basque director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia for his short film La Casa del Lago.

While the audience’s prize was given to the Spanish director Víctor Carrey who was awarded 1,000 euros…

“We didn’t want to see Humphrey Bogart again. What we wanted was to show where the noir genre is heading to” explains Aurrekoetxea.

Apart from the short film context, Mikrofilm was scheduled with many other activities such as lectures given by

Bingen Mendizabal, one of the few Basques film composers who spoke about the sound effects in thrillers, and Pedro Rivero, winner of the Goya Award for best short animation this year (Birdboy). But in addition, there were drums, timba’s Poker, monologues, concerts…